electrovalence(redirected from electrovalency)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to electrovalency: covalency
1. the number of charges an atom acquires in a chemical reaction by gain or loss of electrons.
2. the bonding resulting from such transfer of electrons. adj., adj electrova´lent.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.